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Val Gardena, March 15 - 22: Who's coming??

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Since there's so much snow falling in the beautiful Dolomites, we want to take another trip this year. So @HeidiAmsterdam , @Cheizz , me and probably two others will go for some great skiing. Heidi found this great chalet http://www.chaletsociastel.com/eng/index.html which could accommodate 12 persons, so there's room for more! Apart from Cheizz and me, we've never met before, but share the passion for skiing. Age from 25 - 48 and experienced skiers. This chalet is in Santa Christina, which is a village directly linked to the Sella Ronda area (and to the Seiser Alm). We plan to ski these eight days and maybe our last day in Kronplatz, since we're travelling anyway. 

 

Are there some (Euro)bears who like to join us? 

 

It's not supposed to be an official gathering or something, it's a do-it-yourself / meet you on the hill kind of thing. Chalet will be approximately 250 euros, ski pass 279 euros.

 

Looking forward to great skiing, people, eating, scenery.. Very excited!! 

 

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The place actually seems to be ski-through, on a red piste, so not suited for beginners...The snow this year has been epic!  Closest airports are Innsbruck, Verona, Venice, Milan, Bologna, in that order...We'll be driving, so if you flew in a caught a train to Brixen, we could rescue you from a clumsy bus transfer, if it came down to it...Karlyboggy and Chiezz will be taking a room with a queen bed, which means with the two rooms that have single beds, we can accommodate 9 people in total, more if a couple came a long...

 

The castle by which you must ski past, is an historical landmark...FWIW.

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Wow, right off Saslong B, one of my favorite runs. Great choice amd great find - have fun and let me know if you have any questions since the memories are still fresh.
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@goranmilos - we'd love to see pics and a trip report, even an abbreviated one..

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I had some observations written in thread Val Gardena an Dolomiti Superski.
Is this your first time in Val Gardena and depending on your ability there are countless "gems" away from the crowds, but still very accessible even withouth the guide. IME best snow conditions are often found very close to most popular intermediate runs, few tracks off to the side and 30 feet away untouched snow.
Of course with this historic snowfall one has to be aware of increased avalanche danger and carefully examine the slope, snowpack, terrain. Some knowledge of how avalanches work is helpful. If you like very steep stuff - get the guide. For couple of days I was finding untracked snow off of Florian chair in Alpe di Siusi. It is intermediate terrain, some harder steeper pitches off piste, but you can clearly see terrain from the chairlift off trail. It helped that there was replenishment of snow daily. And that bus ride from Monte Pana is not to be missed. On certain days they have guided tour of the mountain for 10euros might be worth to familiarize yourself with the mountain and ask questions about the terrain that you see during the tour. I think that reputation of Val Gardena as intermediate mountain actually helps for stashes to stay untracked little bit longer. Fresh snow, on more challenging terrain in Val D'Isere would be tracked and chewed up in the matter of hours.
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missed that report, thanks for the redirect, just had a very enjoyable read!

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Subscribed. I will be in Europe that week and was planning on heading to Italy. Heidi and I have already traded pm's.

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About to fly to Holland for the week, then over to Innsbruck and on to Val Gardena to meet up with the unofficial gathering. What's the status of people meeting?
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Don't know if Heidi responded yet. We now have a group of ten, most of them are Dutch. We're leaving tonight, together. When do you think you could be in Val Gardena? Would be nice to meet you there! 

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Don't know if Heidi responded yet. We now have a group of ten, most of them are Dutch. We're leaving tonight, together. When do you think you could be in Val Gardena? Would be nice to meet you there! 

I wouldn't be there until the tail end, arriving on Friday, March. 21.  Heidi just texted me saying she can't make it.

 

If anyone is staying through next weekend, let me know.  I'd love to ski on Saturday-Sunday.  I probably won't head back until Tuesday.  PM me if you want to take it offline.

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